Cane Quest

Join us on Friday, November 10 for the 2nd Annual New England Regional Cane Quest at the Carroll Center for the Blind!

Cane quest logoCane Quest is a challenging, fun orientation and mobility contest for students in grades 2-12 who use a white cane. This competition, a national program of the Braille Institute, encourages blind and visually impaired children to hone their white cane navigational skills which are essential to success in the sighted world.

Contestants are divided into three age categories – scouts, explorers, and trailblazers – and are asked to demonstrate fundamental orientation and mobility skills and travel techniques, such as sound localization, dropped objects, and proper human guide techniques.

  • Showcase your Orientation & Mobility skills
  • Navigate our exciting route, make new friends, and win cool prizes
  • All contestants will be given instructions and earn points by using proper travel techniques, and they will be monitored at all times by trained volunteers.

This event shines a spotlight on the importance of building successful white cane navigation skills in children and teens with visual impairments. Orientation & Mobility focuses on the ability of students to identify their surroundings and get from one location to another safely without the use of sight. Specific O&M skills include fundamental travel techniques and cane skills — sound localization, dropped objects, traffic light crossing, and vehicle detection.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please sign up here if you’d like to volunteer at the New England Regional Cane Quest on Friday, November 10 at the Carroll Center for the Blind. Volunteers covering a route station are asked to arrive at 10am. Lunch will be provided. ACVREP CEUs available for certified individuals.

Event Details

Date: Friday, November 10, 2023

Time: 1:00 P.M. ET – 4:00 P.M. ET

Place: The Carroll Center for the Blind

770 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458

Cost: FREE